About Us

MISSION:

GAA grants 100% of net fundraising to agencies, schools, families, and professionals who provide support & services for individuals with autism. The mission of the Greenwich Autism Alliance foundation is to promote autism awareness & acceptance and local grants to support teachers & families of children with autism.

“MONEY RAISED HERE, STAYS HERE!”

ABOUT US:

Greenwich Autism Alliance (GAA) was founded in 2007, and we are in New Jersey. We are a local NW NJ autism charity to benefit our state support organization, Autism NJ, as well as our local special education teachers and schools. We run an annual golf outing to raise funds, and WE’VE GRANTED ONE MILLION DOLLARS to date! Transparency is VERY important to us, so please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. THANKS to all our sponsors, donors, volunteers & supporters: YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN! <3

Autism remains a national and state health crisis.  The statistics continue to worsen, and autism is the second most common developmental disorder in the United States affecting one in every 59 children nationwide; in New Jersey, 1 in 34 is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Our work strives to improve the lives of people affected by autism, and most importantly, to reach beyond the confines of autism and change attitudes that have traditionally created barriers for people with autism and developmental disabilities.  Your involvement helps us to break down these barriers to create opportunities for participation in school, recreation and the community: life!

WE HAVE GRANTED OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS SINCE OUR FIRST OUTING IN 2007:

*$490,000 Autism NJ: ANJ diligently advocates and educates improving the lives of people with autism

*$101,000 Greenwich Township Board of Education: training & support funds donated to our home school district were used to provide inclusion consultation, specialty teacher training to special ed teachers and parents, technology, services, educational materials, Junior Autism Ambassador Club funding, books, and autism awareness events

*$101,000 GAA Community Grants Program: Support groups, autism programs, recreation events, family & teacher grants, iPads, respite, learning programs, conference training, specialty equipment, emergency respite, awareness events,et

*$72,000 Phillipsburg High School: Funds and support donated to our sending high school district were used to fund teacher training, technology support, iPads, educational materials, the Liner Buddies Club for social inclusion, classroom donations, and autism awareness programs

*$65,000 Social Thinking Groups (STG) Scholarships: Social thinking therapy encompasses intensive small group & one on one social skill interventions for persons with social challenges, esp. Autism Spectrum Disorder

*$48,000 local support organizations
: Branching Out Foundation, REACH, Ability2Work, Abilities, Riding With Heart, etc. grants to organizations to further their work supporting people with special needs locally

*$47,000 High School Scholarships: 40 scholarships at the high school level to sponsor students of unique abilities locally in Warren County, NJ who have graduated from high school and desire post-secondary higher education

*$45,000 NJ Daredevils: Special hockey program for children of ALL abilities: “Hockey Is For EVERYONE!”

*$40,000 scholarships to Rutgers University DDDC: (8) $5,000 scholarships to the Graduate School of Applied Professional Psychology, Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center (DDDC); awarded at the graduate school level for study in the field and treatment of autism; five PhD doctoral candidates in clinical psychology committed to the goal of becoming therapists in the treatment of autism

*$25,000 Local Schools: Lopatcong District, Stepping Stone School, Oxford School, Warren Co. Special Services School District:
iPads, Listening Program, classroom supplies, playground equipment, positive behavior incentives, respite grants, life skills training, etc.

*$16,000 POAC: sponsored Verbal Behavior (VB) seminars provided by POAC with 100+ teachers, parents & professionals receiving 15 hours intensive training FREE; and safety seminars to parents and first responder training

*$15,000 Autism Society of Delaware:
(3) $5,000 donations in support of the POW&R program – Productive Opportunities for Work and Recreation — a role model community based work program for adults

The Greenwich Autism Alliance (GAA) is a 501( c )(3) tax exempt foundation and as such donations are fully tax deductible under section 170 of the code.  GAA EIN is 26-0192605, and 501 ( c )(3) tax exempt documentation will gladly be furnished upon request.



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